Postdoc in Evolutionary Approaches to Maternal-Child Health in Southern California

A postdoctoral position is available at Chapman University in Orange, CA for a project utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to generate new insights to solve key problems in maternal-child health. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop and test novel hypotheses pertaining to maternal-child health in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook (project PI) and members of Chapman’s Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH).

The ideal candidate would bring unique expertise and perspectives from biological anthropology, Darwinian medicine, health psychology, evolutionary psychology, public health, endocrinology or other fields to formulate and test interdisciplinary research questions. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with large existing NIH funded data sets that contain longitudinal data assessing biomarkers, hormones, psychosocial factors, ecological conditions, behavior and health outcomes in mothers, children, and fathers followed from pregnancy to the postpartum period. The postdoctoral fellow will also interface with local government and private stakeholders in an effort to create translational community-based interventions to improve maternal-child health. Read more

Spring School on Quantitative Methods

We’re delighted to announce another outing for the Spring School on Quantitative Methods at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. The recently-opened (2015) Institute is located in Jena, Germany. Further information, including the application form, is at the MPI-SHH website. Applications close January 20th.

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Lecturer in the Anthropology of Cognition and Culture, Department Anthropology, Durham University UK

The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level to consolidate its strength in evolutionary approaches to cognition and culture. As a result of significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE funding, the department now has vibrant research programmes in comparative cognition, social learning and cultural evolution. The aim of this post is to consolidate this area and strengthen links between the study of cultural and cognitive evolution, as well as between evolutionary and socio-cultural anthropology. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in the broad field of cognition and culture. Although the main requirement of this post is for the successful candidate to have synergies with members of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, a proven track record of, or demonstrable potential for collaboration with scholars from both social and biological anthropology would be advantageous.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Data Analysis, Oxford

The Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA) seeks to employ a Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Data Analysis on a 14-month fixed-term basis, based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 November 2016.

For further details, including the job description. selection criteria and details about how to apply, please visit the following website  https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form
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Graduate fellowships in Evolution of Human Cognition at Indiana University

The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington has multiple five-year graduate student fellowships available to study the evolution of human cognition.  Research areas include cognitive aspects of human technological and behavioral evolution, evolution of expertise, evolution of the human brain, language evolution, and how evolved minds create and navigate cultural spaces.  Training opportunities include experimental archaeology and fieldwork, brain imaging and fMRI, computational modeling and simulation, and other aspects of cognitive science.  An interdisciplinary seminar with frequent visiting experts and international workshops and outreach are also part of this initiative.  Applications are due by December 1, 2016.  To apply, go to http://cogs.indiana.edu/graduate/cogevadmissions.php .

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PhD Studentships in Visual Culture at Durham

Please get in touch with Lynda Boothroyd (l.g.boothroyd@durham.ac.uk), who is the final year of a Leverhulme DTC on visual culture and is very keen to secure one of these studentships for a project on visual culture and body/face ideals.  There would be options to do work in the UK or potentially something fieldwork based in their Nicaraguan fieldsite exploring the link between TV access and ideals further.  Applicants must have UK/EU nationality and hold or be taking a Masters degree.  Applications due 20 January 2017 for an October 2017 start.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/cvac/postgraduatestudy/visualscholarships/

Tenure Track Biological Anthropology Post at UCLA

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture. Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit, Recruitment number JPF02429.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology at PSU

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird at rub33@psu.edu.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64412

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PHD studentship in Macropsychology at Warwick, UK

The Bridges Programme at the University of Warwick is offering a Ph.D. studentship. The Bridges Programme aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains. The Trust has a particular interest in supporting UK or EU students.

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PhD position at Max Planck in Naturalistic Social Cognition

The Max Planck Research Group “Naturalistic Social Cognition: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin,Germany, (Research Group Leader: Dr. Annie E. Wertz) seeks applicants for a PhD position.The position will preferably begin October 15, 2016, although the start date is negotiable.

The PhD project will investigate social learning in infancy, with an emphasis on selective learning rules for acquiring and utilizing information about aspects of the natural world (e.g., plants). We seek a PhD student (m/f) with a background in eye tracking and/or infant methodologies; strong skills in data analysis are preferred. The ability to speak German to communicate with participants during studies is a bonus.